I got busy with Halloween prep over the weekend and forgot to post about last weeks activities. Better late than never, right?
Busy Boxes ~ I don't know what I ever did before busy boxes. They are truly a sanity saver! I switched out our farm themed ones for some new Halloween ones. I'll try to get a pic of all of the new ones for next week, but these were a couple of our favorites!
Play dough monsters. Play dough with googly eyes and pipe cleaners
Arts and Crafts
Ghost Paint - Taken from Hands On As We Grow. I'll admit I was cringing at this mess, but I am so glad I bit my tongue and let the kids go crazy, covering every square inch of my table surface with this ghostly puffy paint. They LOVED it!
The prints made cute decorations as well!
Monster Creative Art - A stack of monster shapes and an assortment of craft supplies kept the girls entertained for a good long time.
Their creative little creatures turned out so cute too!
Ghost Fliers - I forget where I saw this, but we experimented with different sizes of these ghost fliers (ghost cut outs, taped to skewers, placed in a straw) to see which went furthest.
Mad Scientist Potion Laboratory - My favorite moment from last week was watching the kids explore the potion lab I set up for them. Beakers of colored water, a squeeze bottle of bubble solution, a carafe of vinegar, and a shaker of baking soda resulted in some fantastic experimentation and a bubbley brew to boot! They could have done this all day!
Lots of great team work going on !
Spider Web Obstacle Course - Yarn strung between 4 chairs. They enjoyed singing the Umizoomi "over, under, around and through" song as they made their way through. Or maybe that was me...
Sticky Spider Web Game - Also from Hands On As We Grow. The girls threw tape balls, aka. flies, at our painters tape spider web for a fun way to work on hand eye coordination.